1st Conference 2016

We are excited to announce that we are once again supporting the 1st Conference which is coming up on February 15th in Melbourne.

1st Conference is geared towards organisations and individuals starting on their Agile journey. Alistair Cockburn, one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto, returns as a keynote speaker and will be presenting on getting back to the Heart of Agile. He will be joined by fellow keynote speaker, Ben Linders, who is an international speaker and authority on Agile, Lean and Retrospectives. Ben will be discussing the need for continuous improvement in Agile. The conference will also feature local Agile practitioners that will share their own experiences.

We are very excited to have two of our Agile consultants, Erin McManus and Ryan McKergow presenting on:

The introduction of agile has caused disruption throughout organisations. The role of a business analyst is no exception, but has it made business analysis redundant?

During this talk we will delve into how the different stages of agile adoption have transformed IT departments and where the role of business analysis fits. It has introduced cross functional teams as opposed to skill silos, which means we are looking for T shaped individuals to make up a great team. Do we still need business analysts in agile? People with analysis skills? Or we don’t need analysis at all?!

Erin and Ryan have been working together for the past 6 months as business analysts on UniSuper’s largest agile and digital transformation program.

Erin has a diverse background that helps her excel as an enthusiastic agile practitioner. She has spent many years working in and leading agile teams at the likes of Lonely Planet and Sensis. She is passionate about working with agile software development teams and coaching them on agile practices and continuous improvement.

Ryan is passionate about agile and changing things up. With over 6 years of agile experience, he has worked with many agile teams at the Suncorp group, SEEK, and realestate.com.au. He has a passion for retrospectives and continuous improvement and looks to instil this ethos with all of his teams.